Kalmar hybrid strads arrive at TCP

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The first 10 of 20 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers have arrived at Terminal Cuenca del Plata, as part of a US$500m expansion to triple its capacity by 2026.

The first 10 out of 20 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers have arrived at Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP) in the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Carried by BBC Ganges, the machines were ordered by TCP, the main container handling facility at the port. TCP has ordered 32 straddle carriers in total, with the remaining 22 arriving in August in two batches of 10 and 12.

The new Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers, with a capacity of 60t, are part of TCP’s fleet renewal programme.

TCP is undergoing a US$500m expansion and transformation programme, which includes the construction of a new 730-meter quay wall and an increase in its handling capacity from just under 800,000 TEU per year to 2.3m TEU per year upon the project’s completion in 2026.

TCP is jointly owned by Katoen Natie (80%) and the National Port Authority of Uruguay (20%). Katoen Natie is a privately owned terminal management and stevedoring company headquartered in Belgium.

Loading of the straddle carriers onto a BBC Ganges / Credit: Kalmar / X

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